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Daily Mail retracts Melania Trump escort agency story

  • FILE - This is a Thursday, April 21, 2016 file photo of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump, appear on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York . The Daily Mail newspaper Friday Sept. 2, 2016 has retracted a story about Melania Trump after her lawyers filed a lawsuit in the United States accusing the newspaper and a Maryland blogger of publishing false statements about her alleged involvement with an escort agency. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    FILE - This is a Thursday, April 21, 2016 file photo of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump, appear on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York . The Daily Mail newspaper Friday Sept. 2, 2016 has retracted a story about Melania Trump after her lawyers filed a lawsuit in the United States accusing the newspaper and a Maryland blogger of publishing false statements about her alleged involvement with an escort agency. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE _ This is a April 4, 2016,  file photo,  of Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump  as she addresses the crowd during a rally at the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee. The Daily Mail newspaper Friday Sept. 2, 2016 has retracted a story about Melania Trump after her lawyers filed a lawsuit in the United States accusing the newspaper and a Maryland blogger of publishing false statements about her alleged involvement with an escort agency. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    FILE _ This is a April 4, 2016, file photo, of Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as she addresses the crowd during a rally at the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee. The Daily Mail newspaper Friday Sept. 2, 2016 has retracted a story about Melania Trump after her lawyers filed a lawsuit in the United States accusing the newspaper and a Maryland blogger of publishing false statements about her alleged involvement with an escort agency. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Daily Mail newspaper has retracted a story about Melania Trump after her lawyers filed a lawsuit in the United States accusing the newspaper and a Maryland blogger of publishing false statements about her alleged involvement with an escort agency.

The retraction published Friday said the newspaper and its popular website "did not intend to state or suggest that these allegations" about the wife of the Republican presidential nominee were true.

"The point of the article was that these allegations could impact the U.S. presidential election even if they are untrue," the retraction said.

It ended by stating that the editors "regret any such misinterpretations" about the story published on Aug. 20.

Trump filed suit against the Daily Mail Online and a Maryland website Thursday in a Maryland state court.